Santa Clara County bans contact sports through Dec. 21

Santa Clara County (Calif.) issued a temporary ban on all contact sports, the county announced Saturday. The ban, which begins at 12:01 a.m. Monday and lasts through at least Dec. 21, applies to "sporting activity involving contact with other people." This ban applies to the...

Lions fire Matt Patricia, GM Bob Quinn

The Detroit Lions have fired head coach Matt Patricia and general manager Bob Quinn, the club announced Sunday. The move comes two days after a Thanksgiving Day loss to the Houston Texans, dropping the club to 4-7 on the season and 13-29-1 under Patricia. Making matters...

Browns to employ NFL’s first female position coach

On the same day Vanderbilt's Sarah Fuller became the first woman to play Power 5 football, the Cleveland Browns also made history of their own. The club announced that Callie Brownson will serve as tight ends coach for Sunday's game with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Brownson will...

Notre Dame’s Kelly: USA Today writer needs new job

Few programs, if any, anywhere in college football can match the championship pedigree of Notre Dame, let alone the lineage of great Fighting Irish quarterbacks. None has more career wins than No. 2 Notre Dame's current signal-caller, Ian Book. Book on Friday moved to an...

Ohio State flying to Illinois on game day (Updated)

Update: Ohio State won't be flying anywhere, because the game has been cancelled due to additional cases within the Buckeye program. Ryan Day will not coach No. 4 Ohio State on Saturday, but the Buckeyes will still make the trip to Champaign. And they'll make...

Iowa State star after win over Longhorns: “It’s five-star culture vs. five-star players.”

Culture is one of the most popular buzzwords in the coaching circle. Lots use the word, but few understand, and even fewer understand how to build a successful culture. One of the many things that folks love about Iowa State's Matt Campbell is his understanding...

Another Top-5 coach tests positive for COVID-19

Fourth-ranked Ohio State is a go for its game Saturday at Illinois, but the Buckeyes will be absent a particularly key figure after a COVID-19 scare this week in the Buckeyes' program. Second-year OSU head coach Ryan Day is out for the contest after testing...

SEC coach: I welcome anybody that wants to jump in our conference

Only one team in the top 10 of the initial College Football Playoffs rankings released this week for the 2020 season landed in that rarefied air with two losses: the Southeastern Conference's Georgia Bulldogs. Though ranked 13th in the AP Top 25 and 10th in...

Video: Watch how Northwestern took ESPN’s bulletin board material and turned it into their fuel

The turnaround that is underway at Northwestern from 3-9 last year to their 5-0 start to 2020 may have its fair share of doubters at first, but their win against Wisconsin last weekend demonstrated that they are for real, and how they won -...